I have more than one friend and/or family member who records their beer consumption on Twitter.
Why yes, I am very proud.
The app shows the beer name, where they were when they swigged it, and how long they breathed — if indeed they did — between frosty brews.
Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I find myself looking forward to this digital diary…and wanting to participate even though I don’t like it!
Luckily I found the perfect way:
The Random Beer Name Generator.
Just click the button, and it generates a way cool beer name. For example, it just gave me “Irish Elvis Dubble”…
So let’s pretend that’s what I drank this round.
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Tagged alcohol, app, beer, beer consumption, beer drinker, beer name, buy a round, digital diary, family, Foods, friend, frosty brew, Humor, Internet, life, random beer name generator, swigged beer, technology, Twitter
The best thing I saw at the movie theatre yesterday was an ad during the pre-show.
No offense to the movie.
I really enjoyed Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman. It had great action, an interesting conceit and an ending that I did not see coming.
But this commercial for Windows Phone made me laugh aloud.
Truth is funny.
Posted in Advertising, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Technology
Tagged ad, advertising, comedy, commentary, commercial, entertainment, Humor, life, Morgan Freeman, movie theatre, Movies, Oblivion movie, pre-show, technology, Tom Cruise, truth is funny, Windows Phone
Happy 40th Birthday, Cellphone!
That’s right. Forty years ago today, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first cellphone call — to one of his rival engineers at Bell Labs, no less — and made telecommunications history.
Looking at your ‘baby photo’ at left — a cellphone model that I see turn up in old movies and television sitcom reruns all the time — I can honestly say…
You look even younger today.
(You really do.)
Posted in History, Humor, Life, Museums, Technology, Television
Tagged 40th birthday, baby photo, Bell Labs, cellphone, engineer, history, Humor, life, Martin Cooper, mobile phone, Motorola, museum, old movies, redial, technology, telecommunications, television reruns
I have been playing with the photo editor on my new Samsung Galaxy SIII camera.
This pic makes me happy.
It is just my silver hoops colorized beyond recognition. I mean, they were laying on a red throw…and look at them now.
Icy, blue and floating in midair.
Appearances are deceiving…but way cool.
Posted in Design, Humor, Life, Photography, Technology
Tagged camera, cellphone, Humor, jewelry, life, photo editor, photography, Samsung Galaxy SIII
Hosting Thanksgiving this year?
There’s an app for that.
Butterball, who has long provided a telephone hotline on Turkey Day to help panicked poultry purveyors, is entering the social media realm this holiday season with an app for Apple users.
That’s right, fellow Androidites. We’ll just have to muddle along old-school. No Butterball specialness for us.
We could chose to be offended, I suppose. Or take it as a sign from the turkey gods that we should be a guest at dinner instead.
Oh yes. I am likin’ the taste of that stuffing.
Posted in Cooking, Foods, Holiday, Humor, Life, Technology
Tagged app, Apple, Butterball, Foods, holidays, hotline. hostess, Humor, life, Thanksgiving
Over the weekend, students at MIT hacked the Green Building on campus and made it play Tetris.
It’s not the first time a college building’s lights have been hijacked. Students at Brown University and Delft University in the Netherlands pulled off similar stunts years earlier.
But it’s still pretty darn fun.
And I think New York City should consider itself challenged — not the colleges per se, but all the wonderfully tall buildings that occupy downtown and bring in millions of tourists each year.
Sure, we have dancing snowflakes on the side of the Sax Fifth Avenue Building each Christmas, but I’m talking bigger. Taller. Faster.
I’m looking at you, Empire State Building.
We know you can vary the lights at the very tip-top to reflect the seasons. How about using the lights on the side of the building to create the biggest video game in the world?
If you don’t do it, I’ll bet there’s a hacker out there who will.
Posted in College, Commentary, Design, Education, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Internet, Life, News, Technology, Travel
Tagged biggest video game in the world, Brown University, building lights hijacked, college, commentary, computer hacker, dancing snowflakes on side of building, Delft University, design, education, Empire State Building, entertainment, game on, games, Humor, Internet, life, Manhattan, MIT, MIT campus, Netherlands, New York City, Sax Fifth Avenue, technology, tetris, Travel
Dear Time Warner Cable: Two is not enough.
(As in the number of HD shows I can record concurrently per DVR.)
I have always been aware of this restriction. But there will come a night — like tonight, Sunday night — when I have three shows in one given time slot that I want to watch and/or record.
And I’m forced to make Sophie’s Choice.
Yes, I know some or all of these programs may be available online. But call me old-fashioned — I like watching my favorite shows on my big ol’ LCD TV.
Not on my laptop or iPad. Unless forced.
And this ‘two program limit per DVR’ is forcing me to not watch television in the comfort of my own living room.
Posted in Business, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy, Technology, Television
Tagged Business, commentary, DVR, DVR box, entertainment, HD TV, Humor, Internet, iPad, laptop, LCD TV, life, philosophy, technology, Television, television online, Time Warner Cable, two program recording limit on DVR
The best way to a mathematical constant is through its stomach.” —
Carla Curtsinger, looking for any reason to eat pie
Happy Pi Day, Fellow Geeks!
Posted in Cooking, Food, Foods, Holiday, Humor, Life, Technology
Tagged 3.14, cooking, dessert, food, Foods, geeks, Happy Pi Day, math, mathematical constant, photography, pi, pi day, pie, science, sweets